27 September 2016
On Tuesday, September 27th, the Medical Center Library hosted an event to promote the ClinicalKey database and mobile app. ClinicalKey is a clinical information resource that provides tools for decision-making for improved patient care. The ClinicalKey database contains approximately 1000 e-books and 700 journals that are available to SLU users. These journals contain articles from 2007 to the present. Many contain articles that have yet to be published, giving users access to the most up-to-date information. This database is free to SLU users through the library, and can be accessed on and off campus.
The company also introduced users to their new app, titled ClinicalKey, which can be found in the app store, and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. This app gives SLU users access to numerous articles and e-books, as well as some new features. On both the app and website, users can use ClinicalKey’s presentation maker to bring images into a slide presentation that can then be converted into a PowerPoint for use in classes and meetings.
Event guests enjoyed refreshments and live demonstrations of the website. ClinicalKey also gave out Starbucks gift cards to attendees and a new iPad as a raffle prize. Approximately 200 SLU clinical users, including medical students, physicians, residents, and faculty attended the event. The main event was held in the Medical Center Library and a special residents-only session took place in the Learning Resources Center Auditorium.
Attendees had many great things to say about ClinicalKey, such as “It appears to be a great tool to search and gather information on some really interesting topics, I can’t wait to start using it” and “Great service, I have been using it for a while and recommend it to all my colleagues.”